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5A5 Steak Lounge

244 Jackson St. (Battery St. ) Send to Phone
415-989-2539 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An unconventional steakhouse that caters to modern appetites.

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5A5 Steak Lounge, San Francisco, CA

5A5 Steak Lounge Restaurant Review

: This modern and elegant American-Japanese steakhouse effectively blends classic with contemporary --- as evinced by its enormous overhead focal point, a saucer-shaped light fixture outfitted with swirls of red and orange tinted recessed lighting. The adjacent lounge, comprised of sleek and stylish leather booths and ottomans, is a hip spot for after-work cocktails and bar bites. Cream-colored booths encircle the perimeter and fill the central area to allow for comfortable seating, while simple and modern table settings preserve a sense of sophistication. Starters include delicate fried shishito peppers and tender hamachi shooters. Pea soup features puréed snap peas and a rich dollop of Dungeness crab, and steak-cut fries are seasoned with truffle. Diners can choose to stay with traditional cuts of meat, such as bone-in filet or New York strip, or sample the A5 Wagyu cuts for which the restaurant is named, priced by the ounce. Of the American-style Kobe choices, we recommend the buttery A5 NY. Desserts, such as house-made matcha tea donuts, are bland despite sounding creative. Wines are mainly Californian, with a smattering of interesting French selections.
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